The Center for Public Interest Law launches its new Public Interest Legal Skills Seminar on Monday, October 8th. This first Public Interest Legal Skills Seminar is in partnership with Adjunct Professor Kelli Dudley and will include six non-credit courses in Mortgage Foreclosure Law.
During the seminar, students will have the opportunity to:
- Acquire Practical Skills.
- Network with Practicing Attorneys.
- Receive Certification of Completion.
- Build their Resume and Improve Job Prospects.
The Mortagage Foreclosure Seminar Series will cover:
- Client Interview and Initial Answer – special considerations in reviewing a foreclosure case; special timelines and rules applicable to foreclosure; importance of working with HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agencies.
- Motion Practice—rules unique to foreclosure in Illinois concerning the timing and content of motions to quash service of process and motions to dismiss. Discussion of constitutionality of special rules. Consideration of discovery strategies and discovery as of right
- Impact on tenants in foreclosure and statutes protecting tenants.
- Settlement Options – working with Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), short sales, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, non-HAMP modifications, and consent foreclosurealong with some reference to bankruptcy;
- Fair housing in the mortgage lending, foreclosure, and modification context;
- Ethical considerations and plaintiffs’ perspectives.
The Seminar Series will take place in Lewis 703 from 11:50 a.m.—12:50 p.m. over six consecutive Mondays; October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5,and November 12. Attendance at all six sessions is required and will be recognized with a Certification of Completion.
Please RSVP by Monday, October 1 at 5 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org.